Latest Vladimir Putin News

The Latest: Kent testifies against asking for investigations

Nov. 13, 2019 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:42 a.m. A top State Department official tells a House committee investigating whether President Donald Trump should be impeached that he does not believe the U.S. should ask other countries to...

Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Nov. 13, 2019 10:32 AM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a renewable-energy ride with an Australian family aboard their 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran. Thunberg tweeted that they set sail from Virginia after the family...

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

Nov. 12, 2019 8:50 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby. The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, boasting solar...

Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report

Nov. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know what is in...

Kazakhstan offers to host Russia-Ukraine meeting

Nov. 12, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's...

Ukraine, rebels say pullback in the east is completed

Nov. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed separatist rebels have completed a pullback of troops and weapons from an area in eastern Ukraine embroiled in a conflict that has killed more than 13,000 people, officials said Monday. The disengagement near Petrivske that began Saturday...

Russian court arrests murder-suspect professor

Nov. 11, 2019 11:24 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A St. Petersburg court on Monday ordered a prominent history professor suspected of murdering and dismembering a female student to be held in custody pending trial. The case of 63-year-old Oleg Sokolov, who taught at the St. Petersburg State University who became famous for...

Putin bemoans continued corruption at space base

Nov. 11, 2019 7:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is complaining to his cabinet that widescale corruption at Russia's new space launch facility is continuing. The facility in the Far East, named Vostochny, is intended to reduce Russia's reliance on the Baikonur launchpads in Kazakhstan, from which all manned...

Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russia parade

Nov. 8, 2019 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Trump tells reporters he appreciates the invitation from Putin, but the parade falls "right in the middle of political season," so...

Pompeo stresses allied unity, defends Trump policies

Nov. 8, 2019 7:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed Friday the need for traditional Western allies to work together to face modern threats, while at the same time defending Trump administration policies on tariffs, NATO spending and other issues that have raised the ire of traditional friends. On...